While some people like to unwind by watching relaxing cooking shows, others like to watch something that will keep brain thinking about it for at least a day. If you belong to the second category, you're in luck as there's a stockpile of mind-bending movies that will not only absorb your attention for a few hours, but keep you analyzing for weeks to come. Below is a list of the all-time epic mind-bending movies.
Psycho was a revolution when it released. Famous not only for its stylistic horror elements but also it featured one of the first ever ‘twists’ in movies. No matter what era you’re from; when you find out the twist in the movie, it’s impossible not to be gob-smacked.
Earlier when John Cusack was known to be a bit of a heartthrob, he wasn’t impartial to the odd thriller and this is his best. Identity is almost two movies. A classic ‘Whodunnit’ mixed-in with a grey-matter melting unreal twist that belittles Shutter Island as an episode of Dora the Explorer, Identity takes place in a creepy motel and simultaneously within the wit of a deranged individual with multiple personality disorder, whose personas are fighting for dominance.
In the end, we think the right choice has been made but then again is it really that simple, you will have to find out yourself.
3.The Sixth Sense
The Forever engraving “I See Dead People” into the minds of millennials everywhere, The Sixth Sense was a trailblazer in the mind-bending category. Backed by a strong cast of actors and mega adult star (Bruce Willis), The climax is one of the most epic plot twists in the movie history. It earned an Oscar nominations as well for its enriching film-making that is it was nominated for six academy awards, including best picture, best director, best original Screenplay, best supporting and best supporting actress. It was the second-highest-grossing film of the year 1999.
Enshrining the phrase “What’s in the box?”, Se7en was a twist-pioneer. Introducing its main villain in the final 25 minutes of the film was a bold move.
Enshrining the phrase “What’s in the box?”, Se7en was a twist-pioneer. Introducing its main villain in the final 25 minutes of the film was a bold move, however, the climax might seem a little extreme for some but it is definitely worth it. It was nominated for Best Film Editing at the Oscars.
While Inception is full of twists and turns, the closing few seconds of the movie really takes your brain out of its natural habitat and starts thinking in different dimensions. Inception brilliantly establishes that its main characters each have a ‘totem’ which help them understand if they are in a dream state, or in the real world.
At the end of the main character’s arduous journey back home, and after struggling with his grip on reality for the full-length of the film, main character runs out to see his kids but not before spinning his totem. As the camera zooms in on the device, we hear the sound of wavering. But before we get the clarity we want, nay desperately needed, the film cuts to black.
The film that millennials hold dear as the movie that brainstormed with them the most when they were in school. SAW is a low-budget horror-thriller that packed a severe punch. Set in one room, for the most scenes, a pair of supposed strangers overcome a series of riddles and tormenting tasks to find their freedom. In the final minutes, they find out the about the person behind all of it. What happens next is a brilliant last-second twist ending, watch the film to know to what happens in the end.